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270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

 
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:49 PM
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270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

Hello guys,

I am currently loading the wby case with 68.3 grains of 7828, and shooting a 150 VLD at 3077 average. The gun shoots pretty well with this load. It does .5 to .6 MOA. Now, I still have 4 grains of powder that I can play with. So the question is, should I try to get the 150 grainer to 3200 fps? Or should I just stay where I am at? I am concerned about case life since its pretty pricey.

What do you all think?

Gil
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:12 PM
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Re: 270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

Anyone?
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:46 PM
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Re: 270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

If you are happy with the load, don't change it. Adding more powder may give you more speed, but you will lose longevity of the brass. That load sounds plenty good and an extra 100-200fps won't kill a deer any deader

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:07 PM
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Re: 270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

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Hello guys,

I am currently loading the wby case with 68.3 grains of 7828, and shooting a 150 VLD at 3077 average. The gun shoots pretty well with this load. It does .5 to .6 MOA. Now, I still have 4 grains of powder that I can play with. So the question is, should I try to get the 150 grainer to 3200 fps? Or should I just stay where I am at? I am concerned about case life since its pretty pricey.

What do you all think?

Gil
I have a 270 Wby that I run at full throttle with 130's. So far my cases(wby/norma) have 8 firings on them and are still going strong. Why not experiment with hotter load's? You may find them to be just as accurate, if not more so. The extra velocity may or may not result in faster kills, but it will definitely give you less drift and a flatter trajectory.

You have a 270 Wby!!! Run it like it was intended, fast!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:23 PM
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Re: 270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

Whats ur load with the 130s?
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:37 PM
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Re: 270 WBY MAg Load Question. help

The American Way... faster bigger = better! Run up test loads and see.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:09 PM
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Whats ur load with the 130s?
73.5 grains of IMR-7828ssc and a Hornady 130 SST. This nets 3450 FPS and consistent sub moa. The load is over max in Hornadys book, but their Wby data is wayyy watered down as they don't use actual test data. Of course, always work up though. As a reference, IMR lists 76 grains as the max for a 130 grain Nosler in their data. Fwiw, my gun is a Mark V.

To put it in perspective, my 270 Wby, with this load, shoots flatter than my 220 Swift.
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